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Charles and Camilla in Asia: The royal tour of Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and India


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November 9, 2017
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The Princes of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall kicked off their exciting 11-day tour of Southeast Asia and India on October 30, spending four days in Singapore before heading to Malaysia, Brunei and India, where we've seen the royals do everything from don traditional costumes to get up close and personal with the local wildlife. Clarence House has stated that the royal tour's goal is to celebrate Britain's partnership with these Commonwealth Nations on shared priorities in advance of the Commonwealth Summit in April 2018. The visit is meant to highlight key themes including celebrating community, cultural diversity and promoting business innovation. Click through to see all of the tour highlights so far! November 9Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall made their way to the India Gate to observe a ceremony at the Amar Jawan Jyoti war memorial.Photo: Getty Images
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Camilla left husband Prince Charles as she took a ride in a taxi in New Delhi. The company solely employs female drivers and they only pick up women. Photo: Getty Images
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During their final day in India and on the tour, Prince Charles agreed for school children to interview him. One little girl named Pragya, 9, asked the father-of-two if he would build a fort when he was king, to which he replied, "I will!" The kids were enlightened though he then shared that there are no set plans in place. Photo: Getty Images
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November 8The royal couple didn't let the smog keep their spirits down as they arrived into New Delhi, India. The two descended the stairs of their plane before a two-day visit in the country.Photo: Getty Images
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The duo visited an Elephant Parade during the Elephant Family charity event at the British High Commissioner's Residence. They each took a turn painting one of the sculptures named after the 101 elephant corridors that have been mapped across the country.Photo: Getty Images
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Camilla and Charles changed out of their plane clothes to later meet with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House. Photo: Getty Images
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November 7The royal couple stylishly were a part of a lion dance performance during a visit to Han Jiang Temple in Penang, Malaysia.Photo: Getty Images
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Prince Charles and Camilla planted a tree at the British Council in New Delhi. The couple, along with the guests, wore a Remembrance poppy in honor of Veteran's Day.Photo: Getty Images
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Prince Charles and Camilla immersed themselves in local culture, donning traditional costume at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple on November 7. The Temple is located in George Town, Penang, Malaysia.Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Prince Charles greeted some young royal enthusiasts including including Poppy and Elinor Gorman, during a visit to Royal Malaysia Armed Forces Butterworth base.Photo: Getty Images
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Prince Charles handed his wife Camilla a pen to sign the guestbook at St George & Otilde's Church in Penang, Malaysia. The 19th century house of worship is the oldest purpose-built Anglican church in Southeast Asia. Photo: Arthur Edwards - Pool / Getty Images
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The royal couple shared a smile outside the Han Jiang Temple in Penang. With temperatures in the upper '80s, Camilla was well equipped with her light tunic and parasol.Photo: Yui Mok - Pool / Getty Images
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November 6Prince Charles took aim with a blowgun during a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village on November 6, 2017 in Kuching, Malaysia. The British royal and wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall didnt pass up a single chance to be hands-on to try out new experience during this eventful royal tour. Photo: Arthur Edwards - Pool /Getty Images
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Meanwhile, also at the Sarawak Cultural Village, where visitors are encouraged to learn through engaging with culture, Duchess Camila was hands on with some local crafts.Photo: Arthur Edwards - Pool /Getty Images
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Seated alongside her husband, Duchess Camilla kept cool with a fan and sunglasses as the royal couple took a ride across a lake on a traditional raft in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Charles, too, had it made in the shades in sunnies and his dapper white suit. Photo: Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images
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Prince Charles had a chance to get up close with the animals during a visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Centre in Kuching, Malaysia. The royal fed this new furry friend at the rehabilitation center, which treats orangutans found injured in the wild or rescued from captivity.Photo: Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images
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November 4Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall saw first hand the work of the Lost Food Project and Lighthouse Children's Welfare Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The royal was also gifted with a special personalized present – a towel emblazoned with her name. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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November 3 Crowds of flag-waving students and teachers at greeted Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at The International School at ParkCity in Kuala Lumpur. The royal arrived wearing a mint green tunic over billowing white trousers for the visit. Photo: Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images
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What are you cooking up there? Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall had some fun with some pint-sized chefs at the Pusat Anak Permata Negara (PAPN) charity in Kuala Lumpur.Photo: Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images
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In the evening the royal couple attended a black tie ball, with Prince Charles dapper in a tux and Camilla pretty in pink. The party, held at the Majestic Hotel, was to celebrate 60 years of UK-Malaysia diplomatic ties.Photo: Getty Images
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November 2The couple traveled to Brunei where they were festooned with garlands during a visit to a Gurkha battalion on November 2. Charles has been Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Gurkha Rifles for the past 40 years. Photos: Getty Images
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Majesty Hassanal Bolkiah, The Sultan of Brunei welcomed Prince Charles and Camilla to his official residence, the Istana Nurul Iman. The Sultan and his wife, Raja Isteri, also hosted afternoon tea for the visiting royals.Photo: Tim Rooke-Pool/Getty Images
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November 1Lion dancers greeted the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall when they arrived at Tiong Bahru Market on day three of the royal tour.Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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That looks good! The royal couple stopped to check out the fresh fish stand, with Prince Charles seeming to take a particular interest in the items for sale.Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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The Prince of Wales chatted with a group of young people before visiting the National Gallery in Singapore. The remarkable attraction houses the world’s largest public collection of Southeast Asian art.Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Prince Charles and Camilla took part in an Orchid Naming Ceremony at the National Botanical Gardens. The royals had a new orchid named after them called the Dendrobium Duke Duchess of Cornwall.When Prince William and Kate visited the region back in 2012, they too had an orchid named after them ¬– the Vanda William Catherine.Photo: Arthur Edwards - Pool /Getty Images
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October 31Prince Charles received a warm welcome at the Istana presidential palace, where he was met by President Halimah Yacob, Singapore's first female head of state.Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images
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The future king enjoyed a friendly conversation with Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images
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The Duchess of Cornwall looked lovely in a mint green dress and floral scarf as she attended the Commonwealth Literacy event at Temasek Junior College.Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Dedicated environmentalist Prince Charles toured Singapore's oldest reservoir in MacRitchie Park.Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images
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Singapore's President Halimah Yacob and her husband, Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, hosted a special dinner for the royal couple at the palace.Photo: Arthur Edwards-Pool/Getty Images
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October 30For their first engagement, the royals posed with local athletes during a handover of the Queen's Commonwealth Baton.Photo: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

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